Disability Discrimination Help
BRQ’s disability discrimination telephone advice service provides information and advice to help a person determine if their problem is Disability Discrimination and if so, what they can do about it.
Whilst everyone can receive free legal advice, our casework and representation capacity is limited and these services can only be provided for the most vulnerable who are unable to advocate for themselves.
Our social worker provides services to clients in need of social work support in relation to their Disability Discrimination problem, such as referrals to local community agencies.
BRQ’s disability discrimination Telephone Advice Service operates Monday afternoons, Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons but initial enquiries are taken all week by our First Contact Officers.
How To Get Help
You can call us from anywhere in Queensland, south of Mackay.
Our advice lines are open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm & Monday – Thursday 2.00pm – 4.30pm.
Please call to make a booking for our Disability Discrimination lawyer to call you back. Please note this can take up to a week.
Where else to get help
Cairns Community Legal Centre provides help with disability discrimination for people living in northern Queensland, from Mackay to the Cape.
Legal Aid Queensland provides specialist legal advice and help to victims of discrimination and sexual harassment.
Australian Human Rights Commission information about the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and your rights.
Queensland Human Rights Commission for information about the Queensland Human Rights Act, your rights and discrimination.
LGBTI Legal Service gives free legal advice and information to LGBTI clients, including legal advice in relation to discrimination.
QPILCH Self Representation Service (QCAT) gives legal advice and helps people applying to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal for matters including discrimination disputes. They may be able to help with drafting documents and correspondence about your legal matter with QCAT. They don’t provide legal representation.
Queensland Law Society can refer you to a private lawyer for advice about employment and industrial law. They may be able to provide representation for your matter.
While you’re waiting for our call, you can find useful information here.
We Cannot Help With
BRQ is not able to give advice in relation to areas of law outside social security or disability discrimination:
- Child Support Matters
- Family Law Disputes
- Matters At The Australian Taxation Office
- Personal Injuries
- Proceedings In Criminal Courts
- Wills And Estates
If we cannot assist, we will try to give you information, or a referral to a more appropriate service or avenue of complaint.